Jeroen van den Hoven

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Jeroen van den Hoven
OccupationProfessor of Ethics and Technology at Delft University of Technology

Professor Jeroen van den Hoven (born 1957 in Rotterdam) is a Dutch ethicist and a philosophy professor at Delft University of Technology.[1] He specializes in ethics of information technology.


Van den Hoven has written and worked with a range of scholars including Seumas Miller, Thomas Pogge, Martha Nussbaum and John Weckert.[2]

Currently he is Scientific Director of the Delft Design for Values Institute,[3] editor in chief of Ethics and Information Technology,[4] and the founding Scientific Director of the 3TU.Centre for Ethics and Technology (2007-2013).[5][6] Van den Hoven is also founding Chair of the CEPE conference (Computer Ethics Philosophical Enquiry),[7] a permanent member of the European Group on Ethics (EGE) to the European Commission.[8]


  • In 2009, he won the World Technology Award for Ethics as well as the IFIP prize for ICT and Society for his work in Ethics and ICT.[9]
  • In 2017 he was knighted in the Order of the Netherlands Lion[10]

Selected publications[edit]

  • Van den Hoven, MJ (2005). Moral values, design and ICT. Tijdschrift voor Humanistiek, 23(oktober),52-58. (TUD)
  • Van den Hoven, MJ (2005). Design for values and values for design. Informationage, 7(2), 4-7. (TUD)
  • Wiegel, V., Van den Hoven M.J., Lokhorst G.J. ( 2005). Privacy, deontic epistemic action logic and software agents, an executable approach to modeling moral constraints in complex informational relationships. Ethics Inf Technol 7(4):251–264.
  • Van den Hoven, J. (2008). Moral Methodology and Information Technology. In: Kennet E. Himma, Herman T. Tavani (Eds.): The Handbook of Information and Computer Ethics. Wiley, 2008, pp. 49–68.
  • Van den Hoven, M.j., Manders, N.L.J.L. (2009). Value-sensitive design. In JK Berg Olsen, SA Pedersen&V Hendricks (Eds.), A companion to the philosophy of technology (pp. 477–480). Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell. (TUD)
  • Van den Hoven, J. (2010). The use of normative theories in computer ethics. In: The Cambridge Handbook of Information and Computer Ethics, Cambridge University Press.
  • Hoven, Jeroen van den, and John Weckert, eds. 2008. Information Technology and Moral Philosophy, Cambridge Studies in Philosophy and Public Policy. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • van den Hoven, M.J. 2005. E-Democracy, E-Contestation and the Monitoral Citizen. Ethics and Information Technology, 51-59.
  • van den Hoven, M.J. 2005. Privacy. In Encyclopedia of Science, Technology and Ethics, edited by C. Mitcham. New York: Macmillan Reference.
  • Van den Hoven, Miller & Pogge (eds.) 2017. Designing in Ethics, Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9780511844317
  • van den Hoven, M.J., Cocking Dean. 2018. Evil Online, Wiley-Blackwell. ISBN 9781405154369


  1. ^, retrieved 8/11/2011
  2. ^ "Prof. dr.Hoven, M.J. van den (Jeroen)". 3TU.Centre for Ethics and Technology. Retrieved 6 March 2015. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Design for Values & Responsible Innovation at TU Delft - Portal". Delft Design for Values Institute. Retrieved 2020-09-30.
  4. ^ "Ethics and Information Technology". Retrieved August 11, 2011. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ ,retrieved 8/11/2011
  6. ^ "Jeroen van den Hoven, professor of ethics & technology @ TU Delft". Jeroen van den Hoven. Retrieved 2020-09-30.
  7. ^ , retrieved 8/11/2011
  8. ^ "Members of the European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies (EGE)". European Commission - European Commission. Retrieved 2020-09-30.
  9. ^ "Jeroen van den Hoven". World Justice Project. Retrieved 2020-09-30.
  10. ^ TU Delft (2017). "Royal Decoration for Jeroen van den Hoven". TU Delft.